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Pechstein upstages German rival with world-record performance

...time, smiling and waving to the crowd. She easily eclipsed the Olympic record set by another German great, Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann, who won gold at Nagano in 4:07.29. Expecting a child in June, Niemann-Stirnemann watched the race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/11/oly_332831.shtml
Olympics
Olympic notebook

...on only three runs. 000 Two German women beat the world record in the 5,000-meter speed skating race. Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann broke her own world record, skating in 6:59.65. But in the next pair Claudia Pechstein drove to the finish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/21/oly_222899.shtml
Olympics
Ritsma, De Jong European speedskating champions

...also won the European title in 1997. Pechstein was second in the 5,000 at 7:06.09 and second overall. Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann of Germany, who holds a record seven all-round European titles, won the 5,000 in 7:03.35 for her second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/11/oth_249907.shtml
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Witty ends medal drought

...Witty's held up for the bronze medal. Marianne Timmer of the Netherlands set a world record to win the event. Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann of Germany was second. "I was hoping for the top five, and then after my race, I was in second," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/17/oly_222639.shtml
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